Create Users and Groups

To define Users and Groups go to the menu Extra > Users & settings.
You get a new screen and there you can click on the ‘users’ or ‘group’ tab. If you want to add a user or group, type the name in the empty field below the list of existing users or groups.

User code
On certain graphical interfaces (like on the iSGUI and AURUS-TFT) it is possible to protect specific items with a code. This is the ‘user code’. For more info on the ‘user code’, see the chapter ‘Use of passwords and codes’.


A user has the following properties:

The name of the user. In most cases this will be the name of an actual person, but this can also be something like: ‘spare card’, ‘visitor’, ‘cleaning lady’,…
Proximity tag /card
The ID nr for this card or tag (printed on the card/tag). Each user can have a tag and a card. A card and a tag assigned to the same user will always have exactly the same behavior on every reader.
REMARK: A card/tag can only be assigned to a single user (as every card has a unique ID)
REMARK: If a user has two cards, but no tag, you can assign one of the cards to the tag field. (and vice versa)
REMARK: If a user needs more than two personal cards/tags, you need to add multiple ‘users’ (e.g. james 1, james 2, james 3) for this person and then add them to one group (e.g james or family members or …).
Check this field to enable PORTA for this user. For privacy reasons this field is disabled by default.
REMARK: By enabling this option, you are responsible to inform the user that their access attempts are monitored, and to inform them about what will be done with this information.
REMARK: Access attempts, and their results, for a user will always (independent of this setting) be logged in the normal ‘log system’ (if it is enabled) and diagnostics/monitor.
Defines to which group a user belongs. A user can be part of one group only.


Groups are a means to manage access control for multiple users at the same time. In residential applications one group, that has access everywhere/ any time can suffice, but in industrial applications you may have different groups, with different access rights on different parts of the building, plant, clubhouse, etc…
A group only has a name to identify it.

REMARK: Groups are only used to facilitate the access control management, PORTA always logs information about a specific user, not about a group.

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